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Roulotte Retreat

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Freuchie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from our fourth trip to Roulotte Retreat. Every time we have had a different roulotte and each one has its own quirks and layouts, everyone being very special in its own way. The facilities with in the roulottes have all been great. Fantastic showers, comfortable beds, and good kitchen facilities. Everything is immaculate. Great care has...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely thoughtful review for us. It is always a pleasure to have you both stay in the meadow as you work your way around the roulottes. We are wondering which one you will choose next time! We love when guests like yourselves enjoy the simplicity and intricacy of meadow life...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know where to start with our review of the Roulotte Retreat!!! On arrival we knew it was exactly what we hoped it would be. Amazingly unique in every way. The studio area is a haven of peace and tranquility. Alan and Avril are the perfect hosts and could not do enough to ensure we had the perfect break. The...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your Elopement and stay at Roulotte Retreat. We loved having you to stay and we feel particularly honoured that you chose to get married here and in the intimate surroundings of Gitana - it really was such a special ceremony and we thank you for letting us be a part of...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the roulotte named Rosa Bella, which, apparently is Dutch built, unlike the other roulottes on site which are French. The distinction seems to be largely down to the carved wood details - with Rosa Bella being a largely carved wood free zone. Rosa Bella can sleep four and has a larger living area in the form of...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your very comprehensive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Roulotte Retreat. Yes, Rosa Bella is completely different from all our other roulottes in many ways. Rosa Bella is Dutch and what she lacks in solid oak and carvings she makes up for in space with 2 double beds, spacious lounge and kitchen areas, not...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the most amazing Hen Do at Roulotte Retreat. My friend loves the outdoors and camping and wanted something a bit different than the normal city Hen Do. Roulotte Retreat was the perfect place. Many of us had never been camping or glamping so were not sure what to expect. The Roulottes are all works of art! Beautifully hand...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review for your stay as a group at Roulotte Retreat recently, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it for us. As organiser of a group it can be a tough job to ensure you pick the right place which will suit everyone, knowing that a group is made up of many...

London
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Roulette Retreat for four nights in early April. Roulette Retreat is beautiful and it is obvious that a lot of time and effort has been put in to creating an ambiance of tranquility and simplicity. With this in mind Roulette Retreat may not be ideal for people who like all the mod-cons, be we loved it and...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

WOW, thank you for your incredibly detailed and positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Shivanni and thoroughly embraced what we have to offer here, both in our roulottes, the meadow and the surrounding Borders countryside. It is heartening for us to hear from guests who notice all the small details that we like to add...

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Roulottes are very pretty to look at, and make great photos, and the Boarders area is lovely. I want to try to give a balanced review here as the concept is a lovely idea but, i think some of the reviews signpost to some issues which can be overlooked but, should be shared because you are paying for a...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

As I said in my email in response to yours yesterday, thank you for taking the time to email us with your thoughts and I shall respond to them below as we do take all comments very seriously and try to address any that we feel are valid. We are so sorry you feel like this about your stay at...

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Had our second visit to this amazing retreat..peace perfect peace..no t.v..no wifi..just what the doctor ordered..starry skies and a cosy log burner to keep out the Scottish chill..retreats beautifully furnished and clean..constant hot water..flushing loos..cooking facilities provided along with bedding and towels..dont forget flat footwear as its based in a meadow and can be a little muddy..eco logs provided for...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review Lynne and Gordon, this is much appreciated. Its always lovely to welcome returning guests so we shall look forward to seeing you next time. We are in the midst of repainting Maharani so you shall see her resplendent in her newly painted colours when you are next here....

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I see that my review is in contrast to most other reviews on here, but I was not impressed at all with the overall condition of the grounds or the roulotte (bella rosa).It did not meet the expectations based on the Web site description and pics. The mud was ankle deep everywhere you walked from the parking lot to the...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

We would like to respond to your review and will take your points in turn to give you some feedback. Roulotte Retreat is a natural wildflower meadow and we have bark paths to be in keeping with nature. Visiting at end March, beginning of April, the wildflowers aren’t quite out yet and the meadow is just recovering from winter, like...

Scotland
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful weekend break at the Roulotte Retreat! We stayed in Gitana which was absolutely beautiful. It had its own eco hot tub outside which was such a lovely treat. It was very relaxing sitting outside drinking champagne in the warm tub on a chilly February evening looking at the stars! Tip would be take wellies as getting to...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed Gitana and her secret eco hot tub! Yes wellies are a must when you visit a wildflower meadow, especially if it has been raining buckets. We agree with you about the outdoor furniture - we had only just returned from our winter break but rest assured they...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having returned to Roulotte Retreat on several occasions each visit has never disappointed. This time we booked 2 nights in Shivanni and then 2 nights in Gitana with the eco hot tub, which was brilliant fun. There is something quite rewarding about tendering your fire to heat up the tub The weather was surprisingly warm, we were able to sit...

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Avril333, Owner at Roulotte Retreat, responded to this review

It was SO lovely to have you both back again, I think you must have stayed in almost all of our roulottes now over the years? I just wish we could have captured that image of you running around in trunks and wellies ..... next time! So glad you enjoyed your two-centre stay in Shivanni and Gitana and that the...

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Address: Bowden Mill, Melrose TD6 0SU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Melrose
Number of rooms: 6
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“Take wellies/walking boots and a torch.”
Curious_traveller005, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a B&B instead”
PandP88, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Enjoy the hot tub.”
IanS702, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only 2 roulottes have hot tubs - worth the extra !!!”
elljay99, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go for one with a hot tub”
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  • Zenaya's sitting area
  • Really comfy bed
568GaryS, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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